The Best HBO Original Movies Since 2010

Over 100 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best HBO Original Movies Since 2010
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Latest additions: The Wizard of Lies, The Fallout, The Survivor
Most divisive: The Wizard of Lies

In addition to airing some established classics, HBO has been releasing original films and other programming since the 1980's. Over the past few years, a string of new HBO original movies have garnered some serious critical acclaim. Behind the Candelabra and Phil Spector are fictitious takes on celebrity lives, while movies like The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Game Change handle topics related to U.S. history.  This list of HBO films covers the best HBO movies put out since 2010. 

What are the best HBO movies? Browse this list of recent HBO ordinal movies and decide for yourself. Vote up the best recent HBO movies and feel free to add anything you think is missing. Make sure to also check out the best HBO documentaries that recently premiered.

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  • Deadwood
    Ian McShane, Timothy Olyphant, Molly Parker
    16 votes
    • Released: 2019
    • Directed by: Daniel Minahan
    Saloon owner Al Swearengen clashes with Sheriff Seth Bullock as the residents of Deadwood celebrate South Dakota's statehood in 1889.
  • You Don't Know Jack
    Al Pacino, Susan Sarandon, John Goodman
    14 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Barry Levinson
    You Don't Know Jack is a 2010 television film directed by Barry Levinson and starring Al Pacino as Jack Kevorkian, based in part on the book, Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian's Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia. The film was shot in the New York boroughs of Queens, Staten Island and Brooklyn, as well as Detroit, Michigan, and surrounding areas. At the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, Al Pacino won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie, along with the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild award in 2011 for his role as Kevorkian. The film was also nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • Temple Grandin
    Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, Catherine O'Hara
    13 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Mick Jackson
    Temple Grandin is a 2010 biopic directed by Mick Jackson and starring Claire Danes as Temple Grandin, a woman with autism who revolutionized practices for the humane handling of livestock on cattle ranches and slaughterhouses.
  • My Dinner with Hervé
    Peter Dinklage, Jamie Dornan, Andy García
    32 votes
    • Released: 2018
    • Directed by: Sacha Gervasi
    My Dinner with Hervé is a 2018 American television drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi. A look at the life of French actor Hervé Villechaize (Peter Dinklage), co-star of the hit '70s TV series "Fantasy Island", who took his own life in 1993 at the age of 50.
  • Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

    Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

    Christopher Plummer, Benjamin Walker, Frank Langella
    16 votes
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Stephen Frears
    Justices (Frank Langella, Danny Glover) of the Supreme Court discuss boxer Muhammad Ali's refusal to fight in the Vietnam War.
  • The Special Relationship
    Dennis Quaid, Michael Sheen, Lara Pulver
    10 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Richard Loncraine
    The Special Relationship is a 2010 British-American political film directed by Richard Loncraine from a screenplay by Peter Morgan. It is the third film in Morgan's informal "Blair trilogy", which dramatizes the political career of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, following The Deal and The Queen, both directed by Stephen Frears. The first drafts of The Special Relationship dealt with Blair's special relationships with U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. However, Morgan excluded the Bush scenes from subsequent drafts because he found the Blair/Clinton dynamic more interesting. Morgan intended to make his directorial debut with the film but backed out a month before filming began and was replaced by Loncraine. The film was produced by Rainmark Films and backed by HBO Films and BBC Films. The film stars Michael Sheen reprising his role as Blair, Dennis Quaid as Clinton, Hope Davis as Hillary Clinton, and Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair. Principal photography on locations in and around London, England ran from July 20 to September 4, 2009.